Star spangled banger

Star spangled banger

It’s like a scene from 2001, A Space Odyssey, when major Bowman goes through the intergalactic, uh, well, I dunno, whatever it is he goes through, and he sees all these stars and explosions. And hippies thought it was a celebration of an LSD trip. Which I doubt because Kubrik was a total control freak and not a very likely candidate for popping LSD.

Big Battenbergs?

Big Battenbergs?

Did you know these are called Big Battenbergs? I had no idea, your honour. Battenberg is the original name of Mountbatten. Germans who anglicised their name during the War. Just as the Windsors are really from the Haus Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha.

Battenberg is also a town in central Germany where a light sponge cake covered in marzipan and built from a two-by-two check pattern alternately coloured pink and yellow originates from.

Shampoo

Shampoo

Actually, this is not shampoo. These are shampoos. Many, many, many, many, many, many shampoos. It’s an overload of shampoos. I always buy the cheapest to spite the marketing guys who try to get you to buy the expensive shampoos. I do think I had better be buying a random shampoo. Everytime a different one. It would save me some time selecting it.